Air Transport World

US major airline.(NORTH AMERICA Report)(Statistical table)(Brief article)

US major airline mainline domestic passenger capacity grew less than 1% last year as all but one of the big six network carriers reduced domestic mainline capacity (see table). Continental was the only exception. Domestic capacity growth was driven by low-cost carriers as AirTran grew ASMs 19.4%, JetBlue 11.6% and Southwest Airlines 7.5%. The network airlines, meanwhile, turned their attention to international growth, led by Delta Air Lines, which boosted ASMs 14.6%, followed by Continental, up 6.8%, and US Airways, up 6.1%.

FACT FILE

US Majors Capacity Growth in 2007

                 Domestic        International
                   ASMs               ASMs
Airline      % chg. … 

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